Benthic habitat map for West Flower Garden Bank

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The design of this field mission is three fold: (1) to spatially characterize the distribution, abundance and size of both reef fishes and macro invertebrates within and around the waters of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary using, (2) to relate this information to in-situ data collected on associated habitat parameters and (3) to use hydroacoustics technologies for a comprehensive assessment of East and West Bank. This information collected will be used to evaluate the utility of an experimental fishing closure on one of the most pristine reefs under US jurisdiction in the tropical Western Atlantic. Data collected during this mission (pre-closure) will provide baseline information necessary to evaluate closure efficacy and assess whether the closure should become permanent.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date March 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) May 1, 2013 (creation), January 24, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from CoRIS Native ISO Metadata

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) May 1, 2013 (creation), January 24, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch (Principal Investigator)
Contact Email
Guid corisid:7236
Access Constraints
Bbox East Long -93.772611
Bbox North Lat 27.924441
Bbox South Lat 27.816324
Bbox West Long -93.88799
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Licence None
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System 32615
Spatial Harvester True

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